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MB Trading now offers a full range of services to integrate your applications in a scalable, secure, and easy-to-use set of web driven set of API’s. Product owners and developers finally have a Operating System agnostic, fully functional brokerage application with the same level of access and connectivity as our own proprietary applications. Increase your profits, lower your costs and offer more complete services to your customer base.
MB Trading pays you for each order sent to us via your applications. We appreciate your hard work. Your clients trade, why not leverage that opportunity to grow the revenues of your business?
Provide a real-time trading environment to clients for FOREX, Futures, Equities and Options.
We made the trading API as easy as possible. No specialized formats or message types. Use simple POST parameters, designed for speedy development and distribution.
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Offer our distributed data to your clients as another revenue opportunity for your firm. Real-time and Historic display data APIs at your fingertips, from streaming data to chart bars down to 1-min, all available through a standard HTTP-based API.
Track balances, holdings, and recent trades across single or multiple accounts simultaneously, your application can now be a fully featured trading portal.
Preview, submit, review and modify orders in real-time with direct-access speed previously only available to proprietary desktop clients. Leverage our clustered services environment to bring low-latency access to any application on any operating system.
Easy to read documentation to get you going quickly with a full staff of development support professional and open developer network. Full trading development can often be completed in less than thirty days by a single developer.
When you partner with MB Trading you are leveraging over 100,000 traders and introducing yourself to a completely new market. We support and market your product to our clients. Your products enjoy placement on our website and Newsletter coverage to our client and B2B networks.
The AllOS.API uses a FIX-like protocol with changes made to increase performance and facilitate many end-client connections. All of the features found in our SDK & FIX Gateway are available with lower level API, but with enhancements and lightning fast connectivity. In fact, our own software uses this exact environment.
The MBT® SDK allows you to create custom applications that access the order entry, account, and position management functionality of the MBT Desktop, our retail trading platform. Our smart order routing and advanced order types, including TTOs, are also available from the MBT® SDK.
The MBT SDK is a fully Microsoft COM-compliant development platform that gives you full access (COM objects), with or without UIs (OCX controls), to all retail MBT Desktop features. You can build a project without any of the stock OCX controls, or use any/all of the controls (Level II, Open Orders, OrderBook, Watchlist panes) that make up the retail MBT Desktop.
Your application can control every aspect of an order, from Time-In-Force to specifying reserve quantities, risk and compliance features, TTOs and all other "conditional" order types.
The FIX Gateway offers access to trading only using the industry standard FIX Protocol, a non-COM, purely message-based, platform-independent solution. The FIX Gateway currently uses version 4.4 and provides seamless access to MBTX's order routing, execution reporting, and position management capabilities. The FIX Gateway allows you to utilize a standard TCP/IP connection to access all of MB Trading's proprietary routing algorithms to direct orders messages to unlimited destinations. Direct ECN connections are available upon request. The FIX Gateway supports more than 15 different order types, including GTC orders, and is for trading purposes only. For quotes access, please review the Quote API or MBT SDK.
Access to our demo environments for testing purposes is free. When you are ready to go live (production), you will need to complete a FIX Gateway certification test. The FIX Gateway certification test consists of basic connection, recovery, and order tests. Once you have completed the certification tests, there is a one-time set-up fee of $250 to access the live environments. When trading live you will be required to maintain a minimum of $50 in commissions every month or you will be charged the net difference.
The Quote API offers access to quotes only and is based on a very simple API protocol. The Quote API is a quotes-only, message-based, platform-independent, non-COM, non-FIX protocol and most developers use it alongside the FIX Gateway. Historical data for the Quote API is currently under development with no release date available at this time; however, you can access the MBT® SDK for historical data.
This guide will walk you through how to become a developer with MB Trading.
The first thing each developer with MB Trading must have is a username and password, which will ultimately grant you access to our developer area, community, reporting, and integration support staff.
To create your Username and Password, visit https://www.mbtrading.com/uac1.aspx:
Once you've gone through the registration process and created your username and password, you'll be in the secure area of our site. Next you'll want to click on "Become a Developer" which will walk you through the next steps.
By now, you probably already know which environment is best for your needs, but if you still aren't sure then you may email [email protected] and we can help you.
Once you picked the environment the next page of the sign up process will have instructions based on what you picked. At this time you'll also want to confirm the information you filled out when creating your username and password is accurate.
The second to last page of the sign up process will ask you to view and sign agreements per the environment you chose. This is very important and required by all developers; failure to sign the agreements electronically will prevent you from moving forward.
We love getting to know our developers better, and the more information you share with us, the better we are able to assist you. This page is mostly optional, but there are some required fields so we can properly communicate with you.
That's It – a few simple steps and about 5 minutes of your time, and you are ready to start developing with MB Trading. We look forward to working with you.